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Seed potatoes

August 04, 2022 | News

Dutch Potato Business School trains representatives of Cuban potato sector

Cuban potato growers and other representatives of the Cuban potato sector were recently trained at the Potato Business School of the Agro-Food Cluster in Emmeloord.

June 22, 2022 | Articles

The possibilities and impossibilities of True Potato Seed (TPS)

In this essay, Dr Jan van Loon, who obtained his doctorate two years ago on the ‘History of Potato Breeding in the Netherlands, from Hobby to Industry 1888-2018’, gives his vision on hybrid breeding. A breeding method that is presented as new, but the practical possibilities of which have been explored more than once in…

May 27, 2022 | News

FAO distributes seed potatoes in Ukraine

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently distributed seed potato kits to 17,740 households across ten of Ukraine’s oblasts.

May 05, 2022 | News

HZPC fully committed to developing robust varieties for more food security

Dutch potato breeding company HZPC is fully committed to developing robust, durable varieties.

March 28, 2022 | Blogs

Decisions at planting: Cutting of seed potatoes

Seed potatoes, whole and cut, are often dusted or sprayed with a fungicide to protect against black scurf caused by Rhizoctonia solani. The treatment also contributes to the control of silver scurf (Helminthosporium solani) and black dot caused by Colletotrichum coccodes. In the past, mercury compounds were used but this nowadays is forbidden in most countries.…

March 10, 2022 | News

Potato trading company Europlant celebrates 30th anniversary

Lüneburg-based potato trading company Europlant has been selling potato varieties for 30 years.

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